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[10/07/13 - 07:31 AM]
NBC Olympics to Present 34.5 Hours of Live Coverage of 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials
Trials coverage begins on Friday, November 15 at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with curling, and concludes on Sunday, January 5 at 4 p.m. ET on NBC with short track.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC OLYMPICS TO PRESENT 34.5 HOURS OF LIVE COVERAGE OF 2014 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS

Speed Skating, Short Track, Hockey, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined and Curling to Air on NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra

Trials Coverage Starts with Curling on Friday, November 15 at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. - October 7, 2013 - NBC Olympics will present an unprecedented 34.5 hours of live coverage of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials across NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra in the months leading up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Coverage will feature six sports - speed skating, short track, hockey, ski jumping, Nordic combined and curling.

NBC Olympics' comprehensive 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials coverage will feature some of the most anticipated stories and athletes of the Sochi Games, including speed skater Shani Davis, a two-time Olympic gold medalist; short track speed skater J.R. Celski, who won two bronze medals in Vancouver; the first-ever Trials of women's ski jumping, which makes its Olympic debut in Sochi; and two matchups between the Canadian and U.S. women's hockey teams, who have met three times for Olympic gold.

Trials coverage begins on Friday, November 15 at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with curling from Fargo, N.D., and concludes on Sunday, January 5 at 4 p.m. ET on NBC with short track from the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah.

All events will be live streamed across NBC Sports Live Extra -- the NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets. The vast majority of events will be live streamed via "TV Everywhere," the media industry's effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

"We're incredibly pleased to provide unprecedented U.S. Olympic Winter Trials coverage," said Gary Zenkel, President, NBC Olympics. "Our expanded Trials coverage will contribute to bringing our Olympic presentation to new heights."

CURLING

NBCSN will provide 15 hours of Trials coverage of the curling finals from Fargo, N.D. Coverage begins on Friday, November 15 at 3:30 p.m. ET with Match 1 of both men's and women's Trials. Coverage of Match 2 of the men's Trials on NBCSN on Saturday, November 16 will start at 3:30 p.m. ET, followed by Match 2 of the women's Trials from 8-11 p.m. ET. Match 3 of both Trials, if necessary, will air on Sunday, November 17 starting at noon. The U.S. men's curling team will have to qualify for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics following the Trials.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Fri., November 15 Men's & Women's Curling Trials - Match 1 NBCSN 3:30 p.m.
Sat., November 16 Men's Curling Trials - Match 2 NBCSN 3:30 p.m.
Women's Curling Trials - Match 2 NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., November 17 Men's Curling Trials - Match 3* NBCSN Noon
Women's Curling Trials - Match 3*
*If no Match 3, Match 2 from Saturday will re-air

HOCKEY

NBCSN will have live coverage of two women's hockey games between Team USA and Team Canada in preparation for the Sochi Games. The first matchup between Team USA and Team Canada will take place on Friday, December 20 at 8 p.m. ET at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D. The two squads will face off once more on Saturday, December 28 at 4 p.m. ET at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn.

The rivalry in women's hockey between the U.S. and Canada is one of the most heated in sports, and has been a fixture at the Games since women's hockey was added to the Olympic program at the 1998 Nagano Games. The Americans defeated the Canadians 3-1 in Nagano to win the first-ever Olympic gold medal in women's hockey. The two teams have competed in the gold medal game in three out of four Olympics, including the 2010 Vancouver Games, when Team Canada skated away with a 2-0 victory.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Fri., December 20 Team USA vs. Team Canada NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sat., December 28 Team USA vs. Team Canada NBCSN 4 p.m.

SPEED SKATING

NBC and NBCSN will combine to provide 7 1/2 hours of live Trials coverage of men's and women's speed skating from the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah. Coverage begins on NBCSN on Friday, December 27 at 8 p.m. ET with the men's 5000m and women's 3000m events.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shani Davis will highlight NBC's speed skating coverage, which includes the men's and women's 500m at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 28, and the men's and women's 1000m at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 29. Davis begins his quest for his third straight Olympic gold medal in the 1000m after standing atop the podium in Torino and Vancouver.

Coverage shifts back to NBCSN on Tuesday, December 31 at 6 p.m. ET with the men's and women's 1500m, and concludes with the men's 10,000m and women's 5000m on NBCSN on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, at 5 p.m. ET.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Fri., December 27 Men's 5000m and Women's 3000m NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sat., December 28 Men's & Women's 500m NBC 3 p.m.
Sun., December 29 Men's & Women's 1000m NBC 3 p.m.
Tue., December 31 Men's & Women's 1500m NBCSN 6 p.m.
Wed., January 1 Men's 10,000m & Women's 5000m NBCSN 5 p.m.

SKI JUMPING & NORDIC COMBINED

NBC will provide live Trials coverage of men's and women's ski jumping as well as Nordic combined from the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah on Saturday, December 29 at 1:30 p.m. ET. The 2014 Sochi Games marks the debut of women's ski jumping at the Winter Games.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Sun., December 29 Men's & Women's Ski Jumping/Nordic Combined NBC 1:30 p.m.

SHORT TRACK

Two-time Olympic medalist and 500m world record holder J.R. Celski headlines NBC and NBCSN's 5 1/2 hours of live Trials coverage of men's and women's short track from the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah. Celski broke the world record in the men's 500m last year, and aims to build off of his bronze medals in the men's 1500m and 5000m relay from the 2010 Vancouver Games.

NBCSN kicks off short track coverage on Friday, January 3, 2014, at 8 p.m. ET with the men's and women's 1500m events. Coverage continues on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN with the men's and women's 500m, and concludes on NBC on Sunday, January 5, 2014, at 4 p.m. ET with the men's and women's 1000m.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Fri., January 3 Men's & Women's 1500m NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sat., January 4 Men's & Women's 500m NBCSN 4 p.m.
Sun., January 5 Men's & Women's 1000m NBC 4 p.m.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA COVERAGE

NBC Sports Live Extra -- the NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets -- will stream all 2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials that air on NBC and NBCSN. The vast majority of events will be live streamed via "TV Everywhere," the media industry's effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Events airing on:

· NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;

· NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via "TV Everywhere," which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

2014 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS TELECAST SCHEDULE

Date Sport Coverage Network Time**
Fri., November 15 Curling Men's & Women's Trials - Match 1 NBCSN 3:30 p.m.
Sat., November 16 Curling Men's Trials - Match 2 NBCSN 3:30 p.m.
Curling Women's Trials - Match 2 NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., November 17 Curling Men's & Women's Trials- Match 3* NBCSN Noon
Fri., December 20 Women's Ice Hockey Team USA vs. Team Canada NBCSN 8 p.m.
Fri., December 27 Speed Skating Men's 5000m & Women's 3000m NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sat., December 28 Speed Skating Men's & Women's 500m NBC 3 p.m.
Women's Ice Hockey Team USA vs. Team Canada NBCSN 4 p.m.
Sun., December 29 Ski Jumping/Nordic Combined Men's & Women's Trials NBC 1:30 p.m.
Speed Skating Men's & Women's 1000m NBC 3 p.m.
Tue., December 31 Speed Skating Men's & Women's 1500m NBCSN 6 p.m.
Wed., January 1 Speed Skating Men's 10,000m & Women's 5000m NBCSN 5 p.m.
Fri., January 3 Short Track Men's & Women's 1500m NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sat., January 4 Short Track Men's & Women's 500m NBCSN 4 p.m.
Sun., January 5 Short Track Men's & Women's 1000m NBC 4 p.m.
*If no Match 3, Match 2 from Saturday will re-air
**All times ET. Subject to change.





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